Felixstowe: Tributes paid to resort’s oldest resident

Claire Lasker, of Felixstowe, who has died at the age of 106.

Claire Lasker, of Felixstowe, who has died at the age of 106. - Credit: Archant

HAVING lived through the terrors of two world wars and some of the worst economic periods in modern history, Claire Lasker has died at the age of 106.

She remained active to the last – regularly seen in the town on one of her strolls.

She was born in Lancashire and moved to Bourne, in Lincolnshire, when she was two years old.

Later she moved to London and was bombed out of her home three times in the Blitz, and eventually moved to Suffolk in the 1950s, ending her days at the Abbeyfield residential home in Orwell Road, Felixstowe.

Norman Thompson, of the East Suffolk Association for the Blind, said: “She was a lovely lady , much loved, with many friends and will be greatly missed.”

A thanksgiving service for her life will be held at St John’s Church, Felixstowe, on May 9 at 2.15pm.